On Monday, there were celebrations dedicated to the 155th anniversary of the birth of the founder of cosmonautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in his native village of Izhevskoe in Ryazan Oblast. Among the participants were Yelena Timoshenkova, the scientist’s granddaughter, the Director of the Tsiolkovsky Memorial House-Museum in Kaluga, and representatives from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Space Agency, Energia Corporation, and Russian Space Systems Corporation. The visitors went to the house where Tsiolkovsky was born and laid flowers. A meeting dedicated to the anniversary and the opening of the second international school of satellite navigation was held in the local House of Culture.
17 September 2012
Voice of Russia World Service